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Melissa McCarthy

Melissa McCarthy was born on August 26, 1970, in Plainfield, Illinois. After working as a standup comedian in New York, she moved to Los Angeles, where she became a member of the legendary comedy troupe The Groundlings. After various TV appearances, she created her breakthrough as Sookie St. James on the acclaimed series Gilmore Girls. After landing a lead role on the show Mike & Molly, for which she won an Emmy, McCarthy was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in Bridesmaids. A major Hollywood star, she has gone on to star in other comedic films like The Heat, Tammy, St. Vincent, and Spy.

Known For

Credits

Cast Credits

God's Favorite Idiot (2022)
Starring as Amily Luck (8 episodes)
Nine Perfect Strangers (2021)
Starring as Frances Welty (8 episodes)
Celebrity IOU (2020)
Guest starring as Melissa McCarthy
Ellen's Greatest Night of Giveaways (2019)
Guest starring as Melissa McCarthy (3 episodes)
The Kelly Clarkson Show (2019)
Guest starring as Melissa McCarthy (5 episodes)
Momsplaining with Kristen Bell (2018)
Guest starring as Melissa McCarthy
Nobodies (2017)
Guest starring as Melissa McCarthy (8 episodes)
Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life (2016)
Guest starring as Sookie St. James
  • Episode 1x04: Fall (Nov 25, 2016)
Chelsea (2016)
Guest starring as Melissa McCarthy (2 episodes)
Little Big Shots (2016)
Starring as Host
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah (2015)
Guest starring as Melissa McCarthy
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (2015)
Guest starring as Melissa McCarthy (5 episodes)
The Late Late Show with James Corden (2015)
Guest starring as Melissa McCarthy (7 episodes)
Good Morning Britain (2014)
Guest starring as Melissa McCarthy
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (2014)
Guest starring as Melissa McCarthy (5 episodes)
Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates Jr. (2012)
Guest starring as Melissa McCarthy
The Chew (2011)
Guest starring as Melissa McCarthy
Conan (2010)
Guest starring as Melissa McCarthy
Mike & Molly (2010)
Starring as Molly Flynn (126 episodes)
Samantha Who? (2007)
Starring as Dena (35 episodes)
Private Practice (2007)
Guest starring as Lynn McDonald
Chelsea Lately (2007)
Guest starring as Melissa McCarthy (2 episodes)
The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2003)
Guest starring as Melissa McCarthy (6 episodes)
Jimmy Kimmel Live (2003)
Guest starring as Melissa McCarthy (4 episodes)
Guest starring as Guest Host
Gilmore Girls (2000)
Starring as Sookie St. James (122 episodes)
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992)
Guest starring as Melissa McCarthy
Saturday Night Live (1975)
Guest starring as Melissa McCarthy (6 episodes)
Guest starring as Sean Spicer (3 episodes)
Oscars (1953)
Guest starring as Melissa McCarthy (3 episodes)

Crew Credits

God's Favorite Idiot (2022)
Show crew as Executive Producer
Nine Perfect Strangers (2021)
Show crew as Executive Producer
Nobodies (2017)
Show crew as Executive Producer
Mike & Molly (2010)
Episode crew as Director (4 episodes)
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